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MUI1000 Making Music 2: Creating Melody and Harmony

Semester 2, 2016 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100101 - Music

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Examiner: Helen Russell


Pre-requisite: MUI1007

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course provides the student with important music skills that supplement practical music courses. Essential elements in the development of a musician are aural awareness and both a working knowledge of, and practical skills in the techniques of music analysis, writing and performance.


This course provides practical instruction in the use of the vocabulary and language of music to create musical artefacts. It further develops fundamental knowledge, understanding and aural acuity of pitch, melody and rhythm. Succeeding Making Music courses further develop these skills.


On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate basic level knowledge and understanding of melody and harmony
  2. apply skills and techniques related to melody and harmony construction
  3. apply aural skills, including the ability to observe and analyse melody and harmony in a variety of contexts
  4. work both independently and/or collaboratively to apply knowledge of melody and harmony to the creation of musical artefacts.


Description Weighting(%)
1. MODULE A - Melodic construction and melodic cadence, two-part harmony writing, improvisation and performance 30.00
2. MODULE B - Harmonization in contemporary music, three and four part harmony writing, drop voicings 30.00
3. MODULE C ? Traditional harmony in four parts including analysis of Bach chorales 40.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • There is no textbook for this course. Information and relevant resources will be made available on the Study Desk as required.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • As specified by the Lecturer.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 39.00
Private Study and Assignments 126.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
MODULE A - TASK 1 100 25 08 Aug 2016
MODULE B - TASK 2 100 35 05 Sep 2016
MODULE C - TASK 3 100 40 24 Oct 2016

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students? responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    It is the students? responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.